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    • The delegates who attended the annual Southern Federation of Professional Fire Fighters Conference which was held May 19-22, 2016 in Atlanta, GA unanimously endorsed this Collective Bargaining Resolution that was submitted by the Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters Local 42. 

      If your Local would like to be submitted as a Co-Sponsor of this Resolution please contact Tim Dupin via E-mail: tdupin@iaff42.org.  Please include your Local or Association Number and President with the authority to authorize sponsorship.  The deadline to be included as a sponsor shall be June 15, 2016. 

      If you have any questions or need further information please contact Tim Dupin at 816.516.4964.

      The Missouri Times, December 29, 2015

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters (MSCFF), the largest fire fighter union in the state, elected Sherwood Smith as their newest president Dec. 14.

      “It’s humbling, I appreciate it and I feel good about them having confidence in me,” Smith said.

      Smith has a long history as a fire fighter and as a leader in the firefighting community. He has served in the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department for over 35 years and for 25 of those, he has been a captain. He has also earned the Medal of Bravery, the department’s second highest honor, twice, and he has been active in politics at both the local in Kansas City and working on campaigns for Noel Torpey, Sam Graves, Gov. Jay Nixon and Sen. Claire McCaskill.

      After losing an election for a seat in the Kansas City legislature in 2014, Smith will have a chance to influence policy and guide the over 6,000 volunteer members of his union at the state level.

      “We advocate for all first responders which includes prosecutors, EMS, nurses, fire fighters, so some of the things we’re looking for is things that affect public safety,” Smith said, making direct mention of Rep. Jeanie Lauer’s 911 legislation.

      “[It] makes sure that anyone with a mobile phone can dial 911, that’s probably one of our top priorities,” he said.

      Smith added that the upcoming session and the session to come in years ahead would offer a lot of opportunities for the union and that he was proud to be placed at the helm.

      “It’s going to be a big task,” Smith said. “We have a great team in place, and the previous president did a great job. But there are challenges still in front of us and I appreciate them having the confidence in me to think we can move to the next level.”

      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is proud to introduce our newest communication tool; the UnionActive™ Mobile Application for Android, iOS Smartphones and Tablets. 

      This new technology works in concert with our website.  All this is required to use the Mobile App is to be a registered user with the MSCFF website.  We will soon provide all registered members a link to download the Mobile App via Google Play or iTunes Store thru our website Email system.

      If you are not currently a registered member we would like to encourage you to visit our website and register.  Once you have been approved you will have complete access to the latest information regarding Fire Fighter Issues within Missouri right in the palm of your hand.  Please allow 24 to 48 hours to be approved once you have registered.  

      Once you download the Mobile App, you will log into the application with the same User Name and Password that you established to access the MSCFF website.  From that point forward each time you launch the Mobile App you are already logged in and can access the Members Only Section of the website via the Mobile App.

      The Delegates at the 50th IAFF Convention passed Resolution #23 "Our Good Name" which applies to the use of the IAFF Logo.

      This resolution condemns the act of ordering or applying this union’s good name in the form of the IAFF Logo, the letters IAFF or the words “International Association of Fire Fighters” to any piece of apparel or merchandise that is not UNION made, or is made outside of the United States of America or Canada.

      Union Shop Apparel is one of the only organizations within North America that fully complies with Resolution #23.  All of the employees at Union Shop Apparel are members of IUPAT Local 820.  We invite you to visit their website and checkout their new Online Store.  They specialize in Custom Embroidery and Silk Screening.


      What's New at MSCFF

      The 2016 Missouri Fallen Firefighter Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 Candlelight Service at 9:00 PM and on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 10:30 AM.  Both events will be held rain or shine.  More information may be available at Fire Fighters Association of Missouri.

      Honor Guard Information: Captain Pat Furlong, South Metro Fire Protection District 816.916.7992 or via E-mail: pfurlong@southmetrofire.org.

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      Dinner at HQ
      06/27/16 - New London Fire Fighters
      Group 3 celebrating with Harry Reed who will be officially retired this week. Companies came to HQ for a dinner cooked by Lt Paige. Good luck Harry in your new job at Poquonnock Bridge FD.
      July Regular Union Meeting Rescheduled for July 13th
      06/27/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      Due to the 4th of July Holiday impacting the E-Board and General membership schedules the monthly Union meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 13th @ FS6 1900hrs.
      IAFF/AFD CBA Ratification Vote 6-27-16
      06/27/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The 2016 City Chapter CBA was ratified by the membership with 79% approval. Special thanks to the Negotiating Team and the Members who worked the polls. Log-in to the members area under Contracts to review the official tally sheet. Please call Sgt. At Arms Miguel Tittmann with any questions or concerns.
      June 2016 Meeting Minutes
      06/27/16 - Asheville Fire Fighters Association
      Meeting minutes for the June 2016 meeting of for Local 332 are now available in the Members Section.
      Please help! Donations needed to help support WFD Retired Lt. Dan Hurley's son and daughter-in-law with medical bills
      06/27/16 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
      https://www.gofundme.
      Flame Retardants
      06/27/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Join us at the State House on Tuesday June 28 to show support for a bill to ban cancer causing flame retardants.
      Families and Firefighters against toxic flame retardants - Tuesday June 28 at The State House
      06/27/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Local 21 Regrets To Announce The Passing Of Retired EMS Chief Bob Stober
      06/26/16 - IAFF Local 21
         Saint Paul Firefighters Local 21 regrets to announce the passing of retired Chief Bob Stober.   Chief Stober retired from the Saint Paul Fire Department with 25 years of service. After his retirement he moved to Montana where he served as Fire Chief in Big Sky for 10 years.
      8 ways to protect against cancer with PPE
      06/26/16 - IAFF Local 3472
      8 ways to protect against cancer with PPE Cancer-causing agents can reach a firefighter, even one in full PPE; here are simple steps to reduce your risk Jan 28, 2014 By Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull There was a time when dirty bunker gear was a badge of honor.
      Water Safety Community Outreach Campaign
      06/26/16 - IAFF Local 3472
      The IAFF and Nationwide Insurance have teamed up on a new safety campaign as part of Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” child safety initiative to educate and raise awareness of preventable childhood injuries and death.  According to the CDC, drowning is the number-one cause of injury-related death in children under the age of four.
      2016 WSCFF Convention Family Map
      06/26/16 - IAFF Local 452
      June 6, 2016 MPFFU Executive Board Meeting Minutes
      06/25/16 - Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union
      Session Wrap-Up
      06/25/16 - IAFF local 3704
      Brothers and Sisters,  The 2016 Regular Legislative Session concluded on June 6, 2016. The state legislative team along with you the members were able to keep SB-3 by Senator Peacock (RETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS? :  Provides benefits for members hired on or after January 1, 2017. (6/30/16) (EG DECREASE APV) from gaining any traction.
      Rockland Firefighters Train at Barnstable Fire Academy
      06/25/16 - Rockland Fire Fighters
      Rockland Firefighters attended training at the Barnstable Fire Academy on June 22, 2016. This training was conducted so that we could work on fire attack, rescue and hose line movement that is difficult to train on under normal circumstances.  https://youtu.
      COLA Increase for Retirees
      06/24/16 - IAFF Somerville Fire Local 76
      Members, Local 76 is happy to announce that the Somerville Retirement Board voted this week to approve a 3% COLA for a new base of $13,000 . Not much but the max we can allow.
      Cpt. Pesula Arrangements
      06/24/16 - Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
      Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire Captain Dan Pesula Local 3264 Hooksett, New Hampshire    It is with great sadness to report the death of Captain Dan Pesula, IAFF Local 3264.
      8 New Lieutenants
      06/23/16 - IAFF Local 925 (Peabody Firefighters)
      Seattle Sounders Firefighter Day
      06/23/16 - IAFF Local F283
      Brothers and Sisters, The Seattle Sounders are hosting a firefighter appreciation night. It's happening on September 17. If you are interested, let me know. If there's enough interest I will be able to get a group rate and we can coordinate to all sit together. I think this is going to be a really fun event.
      Cat Country 98.1 & Creek Entertainment Salute First Responders
      06/23/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      National Child Identifacation Program
      06/22/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      A few weeks ago it was announced that the MPFFU would partner with the National Child ID Program and the Detroit Lions to provide over 1 million ID kits to children across the great state of Michigan.  We appreciate all of our locals looking to join us in this effort, but this call to action is limited to the first 30 locals that answer this call.
      Healthy In, Healthy Out Video
      06/22/16 - Kent Fire Fighters
      Please watch our Healthy In, Healthy Out video to see the best practices Local 1747 and the Kent Regional Fire Authority are utilizing to protect our members! Also, you'll notice a guest spot by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs! You can watch the video on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/171131425 or on Youtube at https://youtu.
      KSCFF Endorses Candidates
      06/21/16 - Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters
      The Kansas State Council of Firefighters at their 71st annual meeting made the following endorsements for the IAFF convention.  These were unanamous endorsements.
      Upcoming Event for Local 2687
      06/21/16 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      Elitches Discount for 858 members and family
      06/20/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Hello 858!  Here is a link for Elitch discount tickets, season passes, and food deals good for the whole summer.  Juts click the link below, purchase, print, and have the funnest day of your life!!!! http://tinyurl.
      30 Gun - 30 Day Fundraiser
      06/20/16 - IAFF Local 367
      Tickets on sale now. See a member for a ticket or call/text 903-244-7531to get instructions to pay by debit or credit card.
      Gillette Carnival / L-21 Family Picnic
      06/20/16 - IAFF Local 21
      Gillette Childrens Carnival Just a friendly reminder that the Gillette Carnival is this Wednesday!  Set up 9 am / Carnival 10-1:30 / clean up afterwords The more the merrier! Family can come too! If people could park in the East Ramp to help out with extra traffic that would be greatly appreciated (not the same ramp as Carnival).
      Membership Meeting
      06/19/16 - IAFF Local F-102
      All Hands,    There will be a normal Membership Union Meeting scheduled for 03 Jul 2016 at Crash Station 62 & will commence at 1730 hours. Listed on the Union website calendar is a running agenda for the meeting. If you have any item(s) you wish to add to the agenda please contact me. Hope to see you all there.
      IAFF/AFD Collective Bargaining Agreement Ratification - June 2016
      06/18/16 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      The IAFF Local 244 City Chapter Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been tentatively agreed upon (TA'd) with the City of Albuquerque. The ratification vote will take place on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 7:00am -7:00pm in accordance with Article II, Section 2 and Article XI, Sections 1, 2 & 5 of the IAFF Local 244 Constitution & By-Laws.
      Susan O'Neil Selected As SPFF Executive Director
      06/17/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
      The Saint Paul Fire Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Susan O'Neil as our new Executive Director.  Susan has an extensive history in the non profit sector both in Saint Paul and greater Minnesota.  She will be replacing the founder of the SPFF, Steve Shapira who has served as interim Executive Director for the past 6 months.  Welcome aboard Susan.
      Memorial stair climb 2016
      06/17/16 - National Capital Federal Firefighters
      Local 3444 Supports Fort Myers Highschool Cheer Team!
      06/17/16 - IAFF Local 3444
      Local 3444 is supporting the local Fort Myers Highschool Cheer Team! for their upcoming invitational on August 29, 2015! Good luck to you!!!! The below custom LOGO will be displayed on the 2016 Banner throughout the entire football season.
      44 Years Ago Today
      06/17/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Vendome Hotel Fire, 1972 On June 17, 1972, a large fire occurred at the former Vendome Hotel building in the Back Bay District. The blaze took about three hours to extinguish. The normal clean-up operation subsequently began, and without any warning, the southeast section of the building collapsed. Nine Boston fire fighters were killed, with eight injured.
      June 17th Weekend update - Father's Day/Dodgers/Bear Classic
      06/17/16 - IAFF Local 1014
      MUSCLEPHARM Event
      06/17/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Denver Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Payday Raffle
      06/17/16 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Happy Payday! The winner for today’s Payday Raffle is Jordan Fender, Engine 12 A-shift. Congratulations Jordan! Thank you for your continued support! The next drawing will be Friday July 1st.
      District 9 Information
      06/17/16 - IAFF 1826
      Support for Massachusetts Nurse Association
      06/17/16 - Boston Fire Fighters
      Read the attached PDF file for Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 support of the Massachusetts Nurse Association.
      June 16, 2016: Ct. Board of Mediation & Arbitration Filing Fee Increase
      06/16/16 - UPFFA
      As of this date, the Board of Mediation and Arbitration, (Board), has been advised that starting July 1, 2016, the filing fee for grievance arbitration has increased to $200.00 per party. Therefore, each demand for the grievance arbitration services of the Board shall be accompanied by a $200.
      Summer Safety Tips
      06/16/16 - IAFF Local 902
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      CPFF Convention
      06/15/16 - IAFF Local #1945
      Three of your Local 1945 E-board members just returned from a 2 day CPFF convention hosted by Local 5 in Colorado Springs. This is a meeting where most locals from the state gather to receive a state of the union address, visit and network with other locals, and get some insight on what issues other locals are facing, have faced and what they learned.
      From the MC rally
      06/15/16 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      “I am grateful to share my time and efforts with the firefighters.  You are the best role models for me and others who face dire challenges.  Each day you sacrifice everything to help others.  During the most difficult situations, you show strength, bravery and kindness.  I hope in my lifetime that I can be more like you.
      Request for Proposals
      06/15/16 - IAFF Local F-102
      All Hands,    I am soliciting the Membership for any/all “Requests for Proposals” for consideration in relation to the recent Employer decision to implement cross staffing. Please submit any/all of your ideas/proposals for consideration by the Membership in written format to me at the local’s email address as soon as possible.
      Ballot Initiative for Dues Increase - June 2016
      06/14/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      At the June Union meeting a ballot initiative was moved to raise the Local's dues. This ballot is available in the Online Voting tab June 15th 0900 hours to June 24th 1700 hours.
      Local 1431 Battalion Chief Shop Steward Ballot - June 2016
      06/14/16 - Medford Firefighters Local 1431
      At the June Union meeting nominations for Shop Stewards occurred which has a contested race for the Battalion Chief Shop Steward that requires a ballot for all members to vote on in order to determine the successful candidate for the July 1, 2017 appointment.  The ballot is available June 15th 0900 hours to June 24th at 1700 hours.
      2016 Run/Walk To Remember
      06/14/16 - Saint Paul Fire Foundation
      The Saint Paul Fire Foundation and the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation are pleased to announce their partnership for the Run/Walk to Remember.  The 5K charity event will be held as part of the annual Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service on Sunday, September 25th, 2016.  Start time is 08:30.
      May 2016 Meeting Minutes
      06/14/16 - Asheville Fire Fighters Association
      Livonia Spree 66
      06/14/16 - IAFF Local 1164
      Come out to the Livonia Spree 66 at ford field and stop by The Livonia Firefighters Charity Pizza Tent for lunch and help us support our Charity's. - Tues.6/21 4pm-11pm - Spree open.  - Wed.6/22 2pm-11pm - Spree open - Thur.6/23 2pm-11pm - Spree open - Fri.6/24 2pm-11pm - Spree open - Sat.6/25 12pm-11pm - Spree open - Sun.
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